4 bedroom detached house for saleBitchet Green, Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
Sold STC £1,200,000
- character family home
- scope to update
- popular semi-rural position
- Sevenoaks station 4.5 miles
- 2 receptions, 4 bedrooms
- total plot about 1 acre
- EPC Rating = F
Charming detached house of character, with potential to update, set within established grounds including an impressive Grade II* listed Japanese garden
Lantern Cottage is set in a delightful semi rural location on a private drive shared with a number of other properties. The immediate location is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a local bus service to Sevenoaks.
Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (4.2 miles) provides supermarkets and other high street retailers as well as a multitude of Pubs and Restaurants. Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford provide further facilities.
Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (4.5 miles) to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: St Lawrence, Stone Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, Ightham and Plaxtol.
Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Wildernesse Boys School in Sevenoaks and Sevenoaks School for Girls. KCC School Bus/local bus takes and returns pupils.
Private Schools: Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Secondary Schools. Walthamstow Hall Junior and Senior School for Girls. Sevenoaks, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels & Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Combe Bank School in Sundridge.
Leisure Facilities: Bridle paths and walks in the local area. Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal, Knole Golf Cl ub in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre in Hildenborough. Sevenoaks Swimming and Leisure Centre. Sevenoaks has a good range of restaurants and bistros together with The Stag Theatre and cinema.
Motorway Links: Junction 5 of the M25 at Chevening gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Alternatively Junction 4 of the M20 or junction 2A of the M26 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel.
Lantern Cottage is a charming detached house of character and mixed ages and has well proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors and offering scope to update and refurbish. The property occupies an established garden approaching an acre which features a Grade II* listed Japanese garden. Also of note is the properties semi-rural setting, yet only 4.2 miles from Sevenoaks.
The two well proportioned reception rooms comprise a double aspect sitting room with an open fireplace having a tile hearth and wooden surround. The dining room has built in cupboards and arched display shelves, and access to the porch. Both rooms have exposed wooden floors and attractive views over the gardens.
The kitchen has an outlook to the front and is fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink. There is space for a fridge, electric cooker and dishwasher.
Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with a cupboard providing space for a washing machine, and a rear lobby housing the boiler.
The first floor landing has an outlook over the garden to the rear and views to the front.
There are three bedrooms on this floor, two of which have a double aspect and wardrobes.
There are two bathrooms one of which has a shower over the bath.
Arranged over the second floor is a generous fourth bedroom with a dormer window to the front with far reaching views.
To the front of the house is a drive which provides parking. There is an attractive ragstone wall running along the front perimeter with a pedestrian gate and path leading to the front door. This area of garden has raised beds stocked with flowers and shrubs.
The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a path leading around the house to an area comprising a greenhouse, two sheds, cold frames and composters. To the perimeter of the garden are well stocked shrub beds, and clematis and jasmine adorn part of the house elevations.
The Grade II* listed section of the garden is an enchanting Japanese garden stocked with many different varieties of trees, shrubs and plants of Japanese origin. A gate opens onto a stepping stone path leading down through the garden to a timber Tea House with decked veranda over looking a pond flanked by structural plants. There are areas of undulated lawn, rock pools (currently not in use), bridges and a reed parasol. A further area of the garden is planted with cob nut trees and under planted with spring bulbs.
Square Footage: 2,234 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Sevenoaks High Street proceed in a northerly direction, continuing straight over the Pembroke Road traffic lights and take the right fork into Seal Hollow Road. Turn right (just before a telephone box) into Blackhall Lane. Proceed for approximately 1.1 miles then turn right into Park Lane, passing the Bucks Head on your right hand side. Proceed for a further 1.5 miles and then turn left at the Fawke Common crossroads. After approximately 1.75 miles you will arrive in Bitchet Green. Turn left at The Green then left again, through the gap in the wall opposite the pillar box. Lantern Cottage is the third drive on the left hand side.
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